Why do Muslims hate Jews? It must first be understood that traditional Muslims hate all non-Muslims in general. However, they hate Jews more than anybody else on Earth.
|Muslim child expressing Jew hatred|
Firstly In Islam’s oral tradition, it is believed that killing one Jew is equal to the killing of fifty non-Jewish unbelievers. Every Muslim traditionally learn from the mullahs and seniors that they must hate Jews more than any other infidel. All Muslims, whether good or bad, do believe that Jews are the worst enemy of Muslims and they are advised to take cautions when dealing with Jews.
If you remember Daniel Pearl who was an American reporter and the first victim of sensational beheading by Al-Qaeda in Pakistan, committed by Khaled Shaik, in 2002, right after America removed the Taliban. In early 2011 during the uprising in Egypt, Lora Logan CBS reporter in Egypt was brutally raped and tortured because they thought she was a Jew, although she was not actually a Jew.
There is no question that every Muslim child is taught about the danger from Jews universally around the Muslims world. I have never heard any Muslim deny that Muslims universally fear and hate Jews most, period.
I do believe, Jews in the Middle East know it very well as they suffer the hatred, violence and murder on a frequent basis. But, Jews residing in the western world, do not quite understand how much Muslims hate them, and it is confusing to me that many Jews make excuses for the terrible behaviour of Muslims. Many Jewish rabbis and Jewish leaders deliberately join their hands in support of the so called “Inter-faith” meeting which is nothing but Islamic Taqiyya created only to fool Jews.
Perhaps Jews do not know how this special hatred for Jews is rooted in the Islamic theology and history. It scares me to see Islamic jihad and draconian sharia advancing globally, and I can see more Jews as allies to them. By not taking a stand against Islamists, Jews are emboldening their agenda. I am writing this to wake up Jews who are under the delusion that Islam is a religion that is fundamentally friendly to them.
This hatred has absolutely nothing to do with "stolen land" claims about Israel, which are false claims made throughout the Muslim world. The Muslim hatred of Jews pre-dates the existence of the modern state of Israel by some 1400 years and is based on verses in the Qur’an and in the hadiths. From earliest childhood on, Muslim youngsters are brainwashed to believe that Jews are the worst enemy of Allah, with Christians, polytheists, and Hindus coming after that, (A common phrase in the Muslim world, "First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people). The rationale for this hatred is that everyone must accept Islam, since Muslims believe that it is superior to all other religions and Islam is the only true religion on Earth.
When Muhammad was still weak, with only 75 to 100 followers, and was trying to convince the Jews they should accept him as the latest Biblical prophet, he lavished praise on them and reframed Biblical verses to flatter them. Thus, he chose Jerusalem as his qibla, the geographical direction to use when praying. Later, he changed it to Mecca because Jews did not respond to his religious claims, and he was furious with them . While trying to charm the Jews into accepting his new religion, Muhammed came out with sweet verses like this, showing acceptance of other religions:
Surah 2.62 Surely those who are Jews, Christians, and Sabians, whoever believes in Allah and the last day and does good, they shall have their reward from their Lord, and there is no fear for them, nor shall they grieve.
Jews should not be fooled by the peaceful verses Muhammed introduced at the beginning of his career in Mecca, as this was when he was politically weak. As soon as he became stronger, he made statements of war, which cancelled out the earlier verses.
The belief in Islam’s supremacy originated from the Qur’an. Here is a sampling of verses from the Qur’an stating that Islam and Muslims are superior to all other religions and people, and that everyone must be forced to accept Islam.
- Surah 3:110 - Ye are the best of peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah. If only the People of the Book [Christians and Jews] had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors.
- Surah 98:6 - Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islâm, the Qur’ân and Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikûn will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures.
- Surah 98:7 - Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allâh, and in His Messenger Muhammad (Peace be upon him)) including all obligations ordered by Islâm] and do righteous good deeds, they are the best of creatures.
- Surah 3:85 - If anyone desires a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted.
- Surah 9:5 - Kill non-Muslims wherever you find them. Ambush, seize, and capture them. If they convert to Islam and pray and contribute to the cause of Islam, let them go.
- Surah 48:16 - Non-Muslims must convert to Islam or they will be killed.
The following verses from the Qur’an are specifically aimed at Jews. Since Jews were the first religious group to refuse conversion, the first Islamic failure, the rage against them is intense.
- Surah 5:60 Those (Jews) who incurred the Curse of Allah and His Wrath, those He transformed into monkeys and swine, those who worshipped false deities.
- Surah 2:61 Abasement and humiliation were brought down upon them, [the Jews] and they became deserving of Allah's wrath; this was so because they disbelieved in the communications of Allah and killed the prophets unjustly; this was so because they disobeyed and exceeded the limits.
- Surah 2:65-66 We said to the Jews who transgressed in the matter of the Sabbath: "Be ye apes, despised and rejected.”
- Surah 2:96 And verily, you will find them (the Jews) the greediest of mankind for life and (even greedier) than those who ascribe partners to Allah…
- Surah 4:161 Jews will suffer a painful chastisement because they lend money.
- Surah 5:12-13 Allah made a covenant with the children of Israel , ..But on account of their breaking their covenant We cursed them and made their hearts hard;… and you shall always discover treachery in them excepting a few of them;
- Surah 5:70 Jews called some of the messengers of God liars and some they slew.
Hadiths Calling For The Killing Of Jews
Kill The Jew Behind The Stone:
Sahih Bukhari, 4:52:177, narrated by Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle says, "The Jews will fight with you, and you will be given victory over them so that a stone will say, 'O Muslim! There is a Jew behind me; kill him!' [This story is important enough to Muslims to be noted several times in the hadiths of Sahih Muslim]
Eradication's of Jews from Arabia
Book 019, Number 4366, narrated by 'Umar b. al-Khattib: He heard the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) say: “I will expel the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula and will not leave any but Muslim.” [This single Sahih hadith tells everything about Islamic intolerance]
The Assassinations of Jews, from various hadiths
Once Muhammed realised he could not cajole or force Jews to convert, he decided to annihilate all Jewish tribes from the vicinity of Medina. He then started a systematic elimination of most of the Jewish leaders and intellectuals who were resisting his jihad or who were obstructing his plan of converting everybody to Islam. Below is the list of assassinated Jewish leaders and intellectuals:
- Ibn Sunayna, a Jewish man who was murdered simply because he was a Jew.
- Abu Afak, a 120-year-old Jewish poet, murdered while he slept.
- Asma bte Marwan, mother of 5 children, murdered while she slept, (described below in a sahih Hadith).
- A slave women, mother of two children, murdered while she slept.
- A one-eyed shepherd, murdered while he slept.
- A very old woman, literally ripped in half by Muslims who captured her on a raid.
- A slave girl, who was murdered because she poked fun at Muhammad.
- Abdullah bin Ubayy who was killed by a disciple whom the Prophet permitted to tell a lie (“can I say something untrue, O Prophet?”…. “Yes, you may say that for Allah’s cause”) to win his (Ubayy) confidence to become a friend before killing him.
- Ka’ab bin Ashraf a prominent Jewish leader in Medina who was killed by deceptive technique, (described below).
Many more people who suffered a similar fate can be added here as well. I cannot list them here because of lack of space.
The Blood Money System in Islamic Sharia Shows Contempt for Jews
According to Islamic Sharia law, there is a concept of “blood money” and this backward compensatory justice system is still practised in Saudi Arabia. Under this system, if a person has been killed or caused to die by another, the latter has to pay “blood money” or compensation, as follows:
100,000 riyals if the victim is a Muslim man
50,000 riyals if a Muslim woman
50,000 riyals if a Christian man
25,000 riyals if a Christian woman
6,666 riyals if a Hindu (or idolaters) man
3,333 riyals if a Hindu (or idolaters) woman
Jews are not eligible for blood money compensation
Sharia is silent on the blood money for a Jew. The above authentic blood money chart practising in Saudi Arabia has not included Jews; although, it has included all other most famous organised religions of the world. Reason is very clear; Jews do not deserve any blood money. Because, Jews are the arch enemies of Allah. Actually, it is negative blood money. That is, if any Muslim kills a Jew, the killer gets reward in this world and in the hereafter. Every time, whenever we read Palestinian kills a Jew, what do we read? The entire Muslim ummah praises the killer (Muslim killer I mean). The Palestinian authority even rewards the killer. If the Muslim killer kills a Jewish child, he receives even more accolades!
According to Islamic Sharia and Koranic teachings, Jews have no right to live in this Earth of Allah! Christians, and all other un-believers (Hindus and idolaters) are less human than Muslims and their rights are less than the rights of Muslims. This is the very reason why pure Muslims, al-Qaeda jihadis, Mullahs, Imams, earnestly believe that it is the most sacred duty of the Muslims to correct, convert, or kill all non-Muslims/infidels to purify this earth, which belongs only to Allah.
I have no idea how Muhammed can be called ‘merciful’ and Islam can be called the "religion of peace". Jews in particular must free themselves from the delusion that Islam is not a threat to them. They are a central target of Islamic annihilation. It is my heartfelt desire that militant Islam be stopped in its quest for global domination and that Jews and other non-Muslims can live in safety.
- JDL UK -
References from http://www.islamwatch.org/
References from http://www.islamwatch.org/